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Global Game Jam 2019 at Volta

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1505 Barrington St

Lobby Level, Unit 100

Halifax, NS B3J 3K5

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Ready to Jam? #LetsJamHFX

For the 6th year running Volta is Halifax's jam site for Global Game Jam! GGJ will be a weekend full of game creation, design and prototyping. Get ready to jam!




Important Notes!

- Participants must be of the age of majority (19+) in order to participate.

- Volta will be open as a workspace for Global Game Jam particpants during the following times :

Friday, January 25, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, January 26, 8:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday, January 27, 8:00am - 6:00pm

- In order to participate you MUST register both through Eventbrite and on the Global Game Jam website. On the site please indicate you're a participant at the Volta site.

- Work (including source code and executable) should be uploaded to the Global Gam Jam site for 3pm on Sunday January 27th.




What is a Game Jam?

The goal is to come together and make a video game, or non-digital game like a board game or card game. Participants rapidly prototype game designs and hopefully inject new ideas to help grow the game industry. All GGJ sites share a common theme and constraints. The theme will be revealed during the Friday evening (January 25th) and all games created are based on that theme. Participants will be asked to create the game from beginning to end in a prescribed time (maximum of 48 hours). The brief time span is meant to encourage creative thinking to build small but innovative and experimental games.


Who's invited?

Anyone who wants to create a video game, board game or card game is welcome from January 25th-27th to collaborate with other gamers, designers, developers and people interested in learning about game creation. We'll be providing the theme, food, space and internet. All you need to bring is a laptop, any software/hardware you need and some ideas! Do not come to the Jam with a team. Ideally everyone forms teams on the Friday, and will therefore recieve the chance to work with a new collaborator or a few!


Do I need special skills to participate in the GGJ?

Although having computer skills is helpful, code experience is not necessary. Designers, developers, artists and more are all welcome to try their hand at making a game.


Is the GGJ only for professionals?

Not at all. Everyone is welcome.


When is the Global Game Jam?

The Halifax GGJ will start at 5 pm on January 25 and goes for ~48 hours through to January 27.


How should I sign up?

Sign up on Eventbrite and register on the GGJ website.

See you there! #LetsJamHFX

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Halifax, NS B3J 3K5

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